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SslStream.CipherAlgorithm Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets a value that identifies the bulk encryption algorithm used by this SslStream.

Namespace: System.Net.Security
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public virtual CipherAlgorithmType CipherAlgorithm { get; }
/** @property */
public CipherAlgorithmType get_CipherAlgorithm ()

public function get CipherAlgorithm () : CipherAlgorithmType

Property Value

A CipherAlgorithmType value.

Exception typeCondition


The CipherAlgorithm property was accessed before the completion of the authentication process.

The following code example displays the cryptography settings for the specified stream.

static void DisplaySecurityLevel(SslStream stream)
   Console.WriteLine("Cipher: {0} strength {1}", stream.CipherAlgorithm, stream.CipherStrength);
   Console.WriteLine("Hash: {0} strength {1}", stream.HashAlgorithm, stream.HashStrength);
   Console.WriteLine("Key exchange: {0} strength {1}", stream.KeyExchangeAlgorithm, stream.KeyExchangeStrength);
   Console.WriteLine("Protocol: {0}", stream.SslProtocol);

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0